Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Turkey Announces Plan To Award Citizenship To Refugees

On Friday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, announced that some Syrian and Iraqi refugees will be given Turkish citizenship. In a speech, which was broadcast on television, Erdogan said that security checks would be carried out to determine which refugees are eligible for citizenship. He emphasized the qualifications […]

Russia Begins Withdrawing Troops From Syria, But Humanitarian Concerns Still Remain

Russia has finally begun to withdraw its forces from Syria. This announcement comes after Russia and Turkey negotiated a ceasefire in Syria a week ago. According to Russian news agencies, Russian General, Valery Gerasimov stated, “In accordance with the decision of the supreme commander of the Russian armed forces Vladimir […]